Training


ICS guidance on STCW training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters


ICS has developed information and guidance on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters. In 2016, IMO adopted amendments to the STCW Convention and Code to support the requirement for training in the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), which will enter into force on 1 July 2018. The purpose of the ICS information and guidance is to assist shipowners and operators with compliance with the Polar Code and the associated STCW training and certification requirements. It covers the applicability of the requirements, the training and certification requirements, and the transitional provisions under Regulation V/4 of the STCW Convention.


Guidance on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters (STCW Regulation V/4)

Infographics on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters (STCW Regulation V/4)


ICS guidance on STCW training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code


ICS has developed information and guidance on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code. In 2015, IMO adopted amendments to the STCW Convention and Code to support the requirement for training in the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), which entered into force on 1 January 2017. The purpose of the ICS information and guidance is to assist shipowners and operators with compliance with the IGF Code and the associated STCW requirements. It covers the applicability of the requirements, the training and certification requirements, and the transitional provisions under Regulation V/3 of the STCW Convention.


Guidance on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code (STCW Regulation V/3)

Infographics on the STCW training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code (STCW Regulation V/3)


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